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The West Seattle Bridge is on track to reopen in mid-2022. Join our virtual public meeting to learn more and ask questions!

On July 21 at 5:30 PM, the West Seattle Bridge Program will hold a virtual public meeting for you to hear more about the work we’re doing to reopen the bridge in mid-2022 and ask your questions. Members of our team will provide updates about the ongoing repair effort on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge),… [ Keep reading ]

Crews are continuing work to repair damage to Seattle roads caused by extreme heat. Thank you to the workers braving the heat to keep the city moving.

Update [July 9, 2021]: We have completed the repair work on 36th Ave SW a week ahead of schedule. The street reopened at 7:30 a.m. on July 9. After a week of historic high temperatures reaching 108 degrees on Monday, June 28, the extreme heat has caused severe damage to… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The new protected bike lanes on N 34th St are part of a cross-country bike trail that will ultimately span 3,700 miles!

Back in March, we began work on N 34th St. Thank you for your patience as we built new protected bike lanes, safer intersections, and just made things a little smoother in this busy street in Fremont. Here is a bird’s eye view courtesy of Green Lake & Wallingford Safe Streets. We were… [ Keep reading ]

We are happy to announce that the West Seattle Bridge program received a federal grant of $11.2 million to help pay for repair work that will reopen the bridge next year and “build back better”!

The bridge is on track to reopen following needed structural strengthening and repair work. The federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will help pay for bridge rehabilitation on both the West Seattle Bridge and the Spokane St Swing Bridge.  This round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program funds transportation projects of national and regional significance that are… [ Keep reading ]

Heat Wave: Cooling down our Roads and Bridges

With Seattleites facing record high temperatures this weekend, we will be working to keep our roads and bridges cool and safe. Extreme heat can damage roads and bridges! Thankfully, our crews are standing by to respond quickly to weather related damage like sink holes or fissures. We are proactively spraying down our… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Weekend closure at the intersection of 4th Ave N, Raye St & Queen Anne Dr from July 31 to August 2

**A NEW UPDATE ON THE DATE AND TIME OF THE CLOSURE** We will be closing portions of the intersection at 4th Ave N, Raye St and Queen Anne Dr starting 7 AM on Saturday, July 31 until 5 PM on Monday, August 2. During this time, we will install ADA curb ramps on the… [ Keep reading ]

Behind the Scenes | We installed the final span of the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge over I-5 early Sunday morning!

The massive western bridge span weighs more than 400,000 pounds and now stretches over both the southbound and express lanes of I-5 just south of NE Northgate Way. It connects to the 200,000 pound eastern bridge segment installed above the northbound lanes of I-5 last weekend, and to ramps built… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #20

On Thursday, June 10, we held the 20th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #20 Below is the agenda for the meeting. Clicking on the text will bring… [ Keep reading ]

As we advance work to repair the West Seattle Bridge, we’re continuing to plan for an eventual replacement to make the most of what we’ve learned and efficiently invest in our city’s future

Summary We are continuing to plan for an eventual West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) replacement so that we are ready when the current bridge nears the end of its service life around 2060. In November 2020, Mayor Durkan made the decision to repair the high bridge and directed SDOT to continue planning for an eventual replacement of the… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Sal the SpokesSalmon and Ai, the owner of Pearls Tea and Café on Delridge

This blog was written by Sal the SpokesSalmon (with the help of her human friends at SDOT). Why, HELLO! If you haven’t had the pleasure to meet me yet, I’m Sal, SDOT’s SpokesSalmon! SDOT lets me take over the blog and social media accounts from time to time. I live in West Seattle and I’m spreading the word to my fellow West… [ Keep reading ]